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Human Rights—Help or Hindrance to Combating Climate Change?

openDemocracy 04/20/15

The human rights framework risks perpetuating a flawed development model that is the root of the problem.

Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

Scott Wisor
Ethics & International Affairs
04/15/15

Instead of devoting scarce resources toward a divestment campaign, Scott Wisor argues we need to direct attention to the more urgent and effective task of placing a price on carbon.

The Secret of Singapore's Success

Stavros N. Yiannouka
Project Syndicate
04/13/15

Stavros N. Yiannouka highlights the heavy investment in education that remains a key part of Lee Kuan Yew's legacy.

The Truth About Medical Consent

Daniel Sokol
The Lancet Global Health
04/10/15

Daniel Sokol asks how doctors can balance the imperatives of providing full information and maintaining hope.

Not Free Vaccines, Mr. Gates, Just Sustainably-priced Ones

Sara Crager
The Lancet Global Health
04/01/15

Recent comments made by Bill Gates publicly criticizing Doctors without Borders for calling for reductions in the prices of new vaccines leads to public outcry.

Four Countries Eclipse EU Renewable Goals Early

Climate Central 03/27/15

While many countries struggle to cut emissions, Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania have met or surpassed their renewable energy target ahead of schedule. How?

Africa's Rising GDP Numbers

Laurance Allen 03/23/15

African countries are recalculating their gross domestic products to include previously unaccounted economic activities. Is it a strategy of these countries to market themselves or does rebasing reflect the economic reality of the situation?

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Stanford Social Innovation Review 03/20/15

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

Triple Jeopardy: Girls and Women Affected by Leprosy are Discriminated Against Because of Gender, Stigma, and Disabilities

The Lancet Global Health 03/13/15

Women with leprosy face high levels of social discrimination and encounter difficulties in access to education, employment, public transportation, and marriage.

Good Environmental Policies Equal More Just Societies

Alison Singer 03/09/15

Conserving natural resources and the environment is an integral part of a socially just society. The big challenge is to make sure that decision-makers recognize this—and act on it.

The Right to Safe Schools

Gordon Brown
Project Syndicate
03/02/15

Gordon Brown wants schools to be as safe as hospitals bearing a red cross.

Empowering Women at the Grassroots

Dina Dublon, Marissa Wesely
Stanford Social Innovation Review
02/23/15

Initiatives to develop the economic potential of women many times leave locally rooted organizations behind.

Breaking Europe's Climate Change Stalemate

Graeme Sweeney
Project Syndicate
02/20/15

Graeme Sweeney argues that the European Union must abandon ideological rigidity and invest in carbon capture.

How We Think: Reflections on Thought in The Digital Age

Mikaela Bradbury 02/18/15

On why now I do not have Wi-Fi in my apartment and relegate the first portion of my day to undisrupted and immersive activities such as writing, research or sketching at home.

Cancer Care for the Developing World

Lawrence N. Shulman
Project Syndicate
02/13/15

Lawrence N. Shulman calls for a global effort to ensure access to cancer treatment in developing countries.

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